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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Brewers re-sign former reliever Francisco Rodriguez

As a possible alternative should they seek to add an experienced relief pitcher to their roster at some point, the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday re-signed Francisco Rodriguez to a minor-league deal.

The deal is a no-risk move by the Brewers, who have 30 days to summon Rodriguez, 31, to the majors or grant his release. Rodriguez, who pitched the last 1 1/2 seasons for the Brewers, was not offered a job as a free agent over the off-season and has been in his native Venezuela. He did pitch for his country in the World Baseball Classic, but that has been his only competition since last year.

“K-Rod” will report to Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix to work out with the extended spring training program until ready to pitch. General manager Doug Melvin said Rodriguez needs to be granted a work visa, also, before he can be assigned to a minor-league team.

Melvin wouldn’t reveal details of the agreement, but CBS Sports reported the deal could net Rodriguez more than $2 million if he makes it to the majors.

Melvin said the move had nothing to do with John Axford being removed as closer a week into the season. Rodriguez was used as a fill-in closer in the middle of last season when Axford struggled.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, francisco rodriguez, free agents, minor league deal, relievers

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   1. Man o' Schwar Posted: April 18, 2013 at 03:38 PM (#4418261)
How can he be only 31? Feels like about 20 years ago that he was this unknown beast out of the pen in the World Series.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: April 18, 2013 at 03:52 PM (#4418280)
Former reliever? I hope he's not going to try starting now.

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